I can't remember the last time I posted a WIW - last year maybe? Anyways - I was feeling pleased enough with saving a potential give-away piece, that I thought I'd see what it looked like in a photo (aka real-life viewfinder)

I've had this dress - a full button-through - for a couple of years and can count on one hand the number of times I've worn it. Too short when I sit down, the button placket (being a drapey rayon) gaps open when I sit down, thus requiring a slip (UGH) .....which takes away from the whole ease of wearing a dress. Lesson learned: full button-through dresses are not practical . It was destined for the giveaway bin but I thought I'd try it one last time with Angie's pants-under-dress formula - and I like it! I first tried black jeans, but they were too bulky, so these ponte leggings were the solution . I planned to wear this with black leather sneakers, but then wanted a dressier look - hence the workhorse black suede shoes from spring. It's not a perfect outfit - as I felt a little self-conscious about the back of the dress sticking to my butt because of the leggings underneath. Long pendant necklaces are trending again, and I have been wearing this piece from Unode50 a lot lately (I know it's not a pendant, but it has that effect) with it's matching bracelet.

I've attached a hair pic too : my stylist has reshaped the back and done some side disconnecting to let me grow it into the steely-lilac look in the last photo. I may also transition to that colour too . Another reason for loving fall : more makeup!! I know we have to watch it as we age, but I admit to loving eye makeup . Until I'm gently told otherwise, I'm doing it

In terms of moving into fall, I'm getting my capsule rack ready for Sept and Oct ,and I've decided on a olive/navy/wine grouping - with the odd black piece in there too (my best blazers are all black and this is prime blazer weather!) . Nov and Dec will be a move to black, grey, and white (maybe). I didn't shop much at all this summer, and am not looking at anything new right now for fall either. I'm still putting a kid through university and feeling a shift in how I want to be spending my m money. The only thing on my radar right now is a pair of taupey/sandy suede refined low-heel booties. They have to be perfect , or I wont' buy. Fall on the Prairies is glorious, and it's my favourite time of year. Bright blue skies, crispy leaves, fields of canola and sunflowers, cool in the morning and in the evenings - I love it here!

Dress: Rails
Leggings : Hue
Shoes: 424 Fifth Ave
Jewellery: Unode50
Watch: Daniel Wellington

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